Want to get started with C++? No sweat. With this hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves reference, you’ll truly learn C++ from the ground up and understand why it’s the language of the millennium. Whether you’re a newbie or a programmer looking to grasp the latest updates to C++, this guide will have you producing code faster and better in no time.
Start from square one — begin by getting a great C++ installation in place and move on to create your first C++ program
Be the boss — direct your C++ program flow, divide your work with functions, work with classes, and refer to your data through pointers
Don’t object — get the lowdown on planning and building objects and using UML to structure your classes and demonstrate behavior
Banish bugs — find out how to program with debuggers, make sense of Code::Blocks, and set up and disable breakpoints
The write stuff — file information with the Streams Library, write with output streams, read with input streams, and build directories and contents
Open the book and find:
Everything you need to work in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS/X
John Paul Mueller is a technical editor and freelance author who has written on topics ranging from database management to heads-down programming, from networking to artificial intelligence. He is the author of Start Here!™ Learn Microsoft Visual C#® 2010.
Jeff Cogswell has been programming in several languages for many years. His background was previously in telecom, writing software for such strange things as network management protocols. Lately, however, his work has focused more on web development. After spending a few years in both Florida and California, Jeff now lives in Michigan. He's holding out for some warmer weather.